Join us for a conversation with Mark W. Bowden, best-selling author of Hue 1968, Black Hawk Down, The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Best Game Ever, and many other books, led by Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware and member of the Oxford Community Center Board of Trustees. Mark Bowden’s
latest book, Hue 1968 is a New York Times Best Seller and has received numerous awards for outstanding journalism. The book provides a gripping narrative of the battle that was a turning point in the Vietnam War. Bowden’s compelling narrative and dramatic rendering of this battle—and the human lives that were caught up in it—is riveting, even for those who may not ordinarily read military history. Called a “master of narrative journalism,” Mark Bowden gives us a meticulous and compelling account of a battle that changed the course of history. In this conversation, Andersen will be asking Bowden about his passion for military history, his craft for assembling the details of an extraordinary battle, and his reflections on how his books have so captured the public imagination.